Yep, I'm feeling right up-to-the-gills overwhelmed, I am.
For me, it happens this way every year. I'm all set and ready early on to get outside and get a jump start on the garden. But Mother Nature won't allow it. Both air and soil are way too cold to do anything. Any seeds put into the ground would rot (death by hypothermia) and started seedlings set out would be frozen solid. I can only watch the days on the calendar zip by without doing any garden work.
The, over night it seems, the temp sails up to 70 degrees and all things "garden" need to be done at once. Right now. Immediately. Ugh. Looking at it all makes me feel I'll never be able to accomplish it before the 4th of July. By which date, obviously, it would be too late for crops to mature. Ugh.
So what have I done the past two days since our fickle weather has now turned summer-like?
I've spent it cutting, splitting and stacking wood. We had help from Chicken Mama and Gilligan so the four of us really hit the wood working area with a vengeance. It's a little mind-blowing to see what four people can accomplish working together as compared to two people (that would be me and Papa Pea) doing the same work. It's not just double the amount that gets accomplished, but exponentially much greater than that. We still have to get most of it under cover but having it all cut and split goes a far piece to having it done.
But tomorrow! Tomorrow I am spending the whole day in the garden. The. Whole. Day. I must to assuage this feeling I have that I'm so, so, so behind right now. Oh, it will take more than one day (that's an understatement) to get it all done. More like a couple of weeks, but if I put concentrated effort on the task it will get done, and then I can breathe easier. And stop acting like a very crazy lady who doesn't know which end is up.
I promise to have some pictures to illustrate my efforts by next post. Hold me to it, please.